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Road Closure: East Trade Street

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 24, 2013
 
Closure dates: May 28, 2013 – May 31, 2013
                                                     
The 700 and 800 blocks of East Trade Street (shown in red) between North Alexander Street and North McDowell Street will close on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. and will reopen on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. This closure is necessary to accommodate storm water construction related to the CityLYNX Gold Line – Phase 1.
 
Motorists on eastbound Trade Street can use North Davidson Street, East Fifth Street, and McDowell Street as a detour (shown in blue on map below). Westbound motorists on Trade Street can use South McDowell Street, East Fourth Street and South Davidson Street (shown in green on below map). Motorists can expect congestion and additional delays in the project area.
 
Local access will be maintained.
 
CATS will be affected.
 
Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled, and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned.  When this occurs, City traffic engineers work directly with other City staff and contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.
 
Pedestrians walking near work zone areas should be alert, cautious and allow extra traveling time.  It is advised they cross at signalized intersections, use pedestrian walk signals where available and abide by detour signage.
 
Motorists traveling through work zone areas should be alert and extra cautious.  Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone.  Drivers should double their following distance. 
 
Questions?
 
For more information about or the CityLYNX Gold Line - Phase 1 construction, contact Tonia Wimberly, Engineering and Property Management, at 704-353-1931 or at twimberly@charlottenc.gov.
 
For additional information about this closure, contact Tim Morton, Engineering and Property Management, at 704-361-5735 or at temorton@charlottenc.gov .
 
For more information about CDOT, contact Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager at 704-336-3902 or at ldurrett@charlottenc.gov
 
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